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Saturday 1 August 2020 - 13:44

7 Killed As Two Planes Crash in Alaska, Officials Say

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7 Killed As Two Planes Crash in Alaska, Officials Say
"At approximately 0827 hours on 7/31/2020, AST [16:27 GMT] in Soldotna received a report of a plane crash involving two aircraft near mile 91.5 of the Sterling Highway ... It was determined that two planes were involved. One plane had a single occupant, the other plane had six occupants. All were confirmed deceased on scene except for one person that succumbed to injuries during transport to the local hospital," the department said in a statement on late Friday.

The list of the victims includes regional lawmaker Gary Knopp, 67.

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched an investigation into the incident.
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